Principal Investigator

Jesse Ault headshotJesse T. Ault (CV)
Assistant Professor of Engineering
  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (2017)
  • M.A., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (2015)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (2012)


Postdoctoral Researchers

Guillaume Durey headshotGuillaume Durey
Postdoctoral Scholar

Project: Diffusiophoresis via photo-reactive molecular dissociation.

Graduate Students

Robben Migacz headshotRobben Migacz
Ph.D. Student

Project: Coupled diffusion processes, diffusiophoresis, and ion control in microfluidics.
Jian Teng headshotJian Teng
Ph.D. Student

Project: Dynamics of finite rods near solid boundaries.
Sichen Liang headshotSichen Liang
Master of Science Candidate

Project: Microfluidics flows in the Brinkman limit including flow past a backward-facing step and flow past a cylinder.

Undergraduate Students

More coming soon!

Visiting Researchers

Zhong Zheng headshotZhong Zheng
Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Project: Healing blister and crack film flows and similarity solutions.
Saebom Lee headshotSaebom Lee
Ph.D. Candidate

Project: Consequences of variable zeta potential on diffusiophoretic transport.

Current Collaborators

Sangwoo ShinUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa (Mechanical Engineering)
Yong Lin KongUniversity of Utah (Mechanical Engineering)
Jie FengUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mechanical Science and Engineering)
Howard StonePrinceton University (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)
Bhargav RallabandiUniversity of California, Riverside (Mechanical Engineering)
Amy ShenOkinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit)


Xinyi Yu headshotXinyi Yu
Master of Science (Thesis)

Project: Vortex dynamics, breakdown, and stability in moderate Reynolds number microfluidics.
Bryan Hong headshotBryan Hong
Master of Science (Non-Thesis)

Project: OpenFOAM computational fluid dynamics simulations of flows past airfoils with temperature gradients.
Sungwon La headshotSungwon (Bob) La
Undergraduate researcher

Project: Solute-gradient-induced manipulation of ions via microfluidics.